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Prince's memoir to be published in the fall

By the time Prince died in 2016, he had completed 50 hand-written pages of his memoir, titled "The Beautiful Ones." The memoir, filled out with photos and other material, will be published by Random House on October 29. From the Associated Press: ″‘The Beautiful Ones’ is the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the ...
Tags: Post, Books, Music, News, Paris, Prince, Random House, Dan, Paisley Park, Memoirs, ROGERS NELSON, Dan Piepenbring, Everything You Think Is True


Count Basie Videos: 1959-'61

By the late 1950s, Count Basie's European tour schedule was becoming increasingly crowded. Here are three recently uploaded YouTube videos of Basie's New Testament band on the road in 1959, 1960 and 1961: Here's Basie in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1959... Here's Basie in Milan, Italy, in 1960... And here's Basie in Paris in 1961...         Related Stories Andre Persiany Plays the Count  [Author: Marc Myers]
Tags: Paris, Jazz, Zurich Switzerland, Milan Italy, Count Basie, Basie, Marc Myers


Ozwald Boateng’s New York Show Will Honor the Harlem Renaissance

Ozwald Boateng, the youngest Black designer to open a business on London’s Savile Row in 1995, is bringing his talents to New York City. For the first time ever, the British designer of Ghanian descent will design a womenswear collection in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance — an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s.According to WWD, the show will be a celebration of culture, diversity, music, history, and fashion, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, New York City, Barack Obama, Paris, Harlem, Givenchy, Boateng, Harlem Renaissance, Harlem New York, Ozwald Boateng, DameAlexander Wang


Russian Street Style Star Miraslavo Duma Was Named In The Mueller Report

Miroslava Duma is in hot water again. The disgraced blogger and street style star was implicated in the 448-page Mueller report. On Thursday, news broke that the Russian editor was mentioned as “a contact of Ivanka Trump’s from the fashion industry” who “first passed along invitations for Ivanka Trump and candidate Trump” to the 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The mention was spotted by Bloomberg reporter Kim Bhasin and shared on Twitter by The Fashion Law’s Julie Zerbo and R...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Bloomberg, Paris, Russian Federation, Trump, Duma, Wang, Ivanka Trump, Mueller, Kim Bhasin, Ulyana Sergeenko, Julie Zerbo, St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Miroslava Duma, Ivanka She


12 Spa Gifts That Will Make You The Favorite Child On Mother's Day

Moms are the real MVPs for more reasons than just, well, giving us life. They spend our entire childhood forcibly showing excitement over the hideous macaroni necklaces and stick-figured cards we brought home from school for Mother's Day. If that isn't unconditional love, we don't know what is.Those were simpler times. Now, as adults we get that being a grown-up is exhausting (yes, mom, you told us so), and pampering is priceless. So, instead of mac-and-cheese jewelry and fruit baskets, we're u...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Paris, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, MOLTON BROWN, Saks Fifth Avenue This, Chanel Jasmin Body Massage Oil, Chanel Everything, Conair Warm Steam Facial Sauna, Ritz Spa, Skin Gym Skin Gym Mini Jade Facial Roller, Jo Malone London Silk Blossom Candle, Sol de Janeiro Samba Mama Coco Cabana Trio


You're Not The Only One Who Feels Guilty About Eating At Chick-Fil-A

“Do I have to use my name? I feel like I’ll get dragged through the mud.”That was one of the responses I received when I put out the call on Facebook to see if anyone in my circle of friends and familiars wanted to talk about their love of fast food companies like Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out despite their problematic conservative beliefs. A handful of people I knew, or friends-of-friends stepped forward, tentatively, before ultimately declining to be interviewed or ghosting.Their reluctance to pub...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Fashion, Music, New York, California, America, Atlanta, Austin, Paris, Harvey Weinstein, Manhattan, San Jose, Republican Party, West Coast


Constance White Says the Met Gala Theme Has Been a Part of Black Culture for Ages

A year ago, award-winning fashion writer and editor Constance C.R. White released her book, How To Slay:Inspiration from the Queens and Kings of Black Style, a look back at the cultural history of Black style icons. White covered fashion for the New York Times before moving on to become the style director at eBay. She also was the editor-in-chief of Essence magazine from 2011 to 2013.On Monday, White started her latest chapter, a fashion-focused podcast with Univision called How To Slay, bringi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Ebay, Macys, New York Times, Queens, Paris, Lady Gaga, Hilfiger, White, Univision, Mac Miller, Bloomingdales, WWD, Eileen Fisher


If you believe in human rights, Madonna, don’t play Tel Aviv | Roger Waters

Until the Israeli government recognises the Palestinians’ right to self-determination, artists should stay awayMadonna’s acceptance of an invitation to perform in Tel Aviv at the Eurovision song contest finals in May raises, yet again, fundamentally important ethical and political questions for each and every one of us to contemplate.In Paris in 1948 the then fledgling United Nations drafted and subsequently adopted a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which enshrined in international law th...
Tags: Music, Human Rights, Israel, Tel Aviv, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Pop and rock, Paris, United Nations, Madonna, Eurovision, Roger Waters


Put A Ring On It: Our Guide To Your First Big Jewelry Purchase

You probably clicked on this headline because you’re “looking.” Maybe you’re in a relationship that’s headed down the aisle and you're on the hunt for an engagement ring; or perhaps you’re on a personal journey and you want to reward yourself for reaching a milestone. No matter your motive or where you are in the process of investing in your first big-purchase real-deal ring, you may be a little overwhelmed; because, as jewelry designer and antiques expert Erica Weiner points out, there are a l...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Greece, US, Brooklyn, Paris, Kansas City, Betteridge, Jared, Carroll, Weiner, Tiffany Co, Wise, Drexler, Bario


Notre Dame and the culture it inspired – from Matisse to the Muppets

It mesmerised Proust, terrified Homer Simpson and gave us the Hunchback – Guardian critics celebrate Paris’s gothic masterpiece at the heart of the modern imaginationAs Notre Dame Cathedral’s majestic spire tumbled into the inferno on Monday night, live newsreaders around the world decried the tragic loss of this 12th-century marvel. The great timber roof – nicknamed “the forest” for the thousands of trees used in its beams – was gone, the rose windows feared melted, the heart of Paris destroyed...
Tags: Art, Books, Games, Music, Television, Film, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Television & radio, Heritage, Paris, Stage, Notre Dame


Coachella Fashion Has Come A Long Way From Flower Crowns & Crop Tops

If you're anything like us, you love a good throwback photo. There's nothing better than scrolling back through your Instagram feed and seeing all the tragic outfit mistakes you've made throughout the years. After all, those fashion mishaps made your style what it is today. Well, that's essentially the case with Coachella fashion. For years, hoards of millennials have flown out to Indio, California to listen to Beyoncé and maybe catch a glimpse of Vanessa Hudgens, but the main event has always ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Paris, Ariana Grande, Coachella, Indio California, Vanessa Hudgens, Indio, Coachella Borrow


New Music: Chris Brown “Back to Love”

Chris Brown is currently working on his new studio LP, Indigo. After teasing fans recently, the R&B star returns with his new single “Back to Love.” The follow-up to “Undecided” comes with a music video, where Breezy dances the night away in the beautiful city of Paris. Riding by landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, the entertainer finally makes a stop where he shows off his slick moves. The visual also features clips of different young dance crews from across the world, who j...
Tags: Videos, Paris, Jazz, Chris Brown, Eiffel Tower, New Music, Back to Love


The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!

Brexit is delayed – so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistère. Tout le monde à bord!Poor old Lloyd went to Amsterdam and all he got was double pneumonia in a single room. And, by the sounds of it, his love life is going horribly wrong. Just don’t ask him about the price of medicine (obviously he didn’t get his European health insurance card). It’s enough to make anyone go No Deal, really. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, Berlin, Jay-z, Kanye West, Culture, U2, Paris, Amsterdam, David Bowie, Queen, Scott Walker, Freddie Mercury, The Fall, Grace Jones, AC/DC


Sahib Shihab: Danish Group

As a member of the Quincy Jones Big Band, saxophonist and flutist Sahib Shihab had a chance to travel extensively abroad. In 1959 and '60, the band was in Paris, where Sahib had an opportunity to record and experience Europe for the first time. He found the city relaxing, racially tolerant, art-focused and beautiful during the day and late at night. I know this because Sahib told me when I interviewed him at Rutgers University in the early 1980s, when he was a visiting professor there. [Photo a...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Germany, Paris, Jazz, Denmark, Copenhagen, Jones, Rutgers University, Harvey, Marc Myers, Quincy Jones Big Band, Sahib Shihab, Sahib, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Jan Persson


Refinery29 Readers Confess Their Amazon Hidden Gems

Amazon is essentially an IRL version of Ariel's treasure trove, famously detailed in her The Little Mermaid number, "Part Of Your World." Only instead of a cavernous hole 1000 leagues under the sea, all that "neat" stuff is housed on digital shelves across the web. And, instead of useless, "whozits," "whatzits," and, "thingamabobs," Amazon's best booty is a collection of secret weapon stuff that we never knew we needed and now we that we have it, simply can't live without — a collection we've c...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Usa, Instagram, Maryland, Ebay, Tel Aviv, Usda, Gmo, Brooklyn, Paris, Ariel, Celine, Sam


Watch Thom Yorke Debut New Song “Gawpers” In Paris

Tonight, Thom Yorke performed at the National’s Bryce Dessner's Minimalist Dream House show in Paris. He performed alongside piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque and premiered his first classical composition, “Don’t Fear The Light.” Yorke also played "Suspirium" from his Suspiria soundtrack and a new song called "Gawpers." David … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Paris, Thom Yorke, Bryce Dessner, Katia, Yorke, Marielle Labèque, Minimalist Dream House, Katia Labèque


Fantasy Epics Are YA’s Next Big Trend — Here’s Where To Get Started

Fantasy books have always been popular in YA and children's literature — long before Harry Potter. But lately, the genre has given authors the opportunity to create rich worlds that draw from culturally specific mythologies or historical periods. In two 2019 books, for example, authors dive back into 18th and 19th century Paris and supernatural twists.In a way, YA fantasy offers a chance to rewrite history, in addition to letting imaginations soar. Through the lens of these YA fantasy books, hi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, France, Neil Gaiman, America, Rome, Paris, Snow White, Las Vegas, Venice, Merlin, Belle, Blue, Arya Stark, Alice


Bobby Jaspar: The Early Years

Jazz musicians in continental Europe who emerged in the 1940s held a special distinction. They survived World War II in countries occupied by the Germans. Jazz was used by them almost as therapy to express the terror of brutality and the joy of liberation. This certainly was true of the young Bobby Jaspar, a resourceful Belgian woodwind player who would go on to become one of the most significant European jazz musicians of the 1950s and early '60s. Born and raised in Liège, Belgium, Jaspar watc...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Paris, Belgium, Jazz, Gillespie, Tunisia, Bobby, Don, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, John Ward, Getz, Liege, David Johnson, Haig


Jane Fonda Covers British Vogue’s Issue Dedicated To Women Over 50

Together, British Vogue and L’Oreal are taking a stance against age discrimination. On Wednesday, editor-in-chief Edward Enninful shared a new cover on Instagram introducing the anti-ageism theme. "In celebration of ageless style and beauty, @JaneFonda stars on The Non-Issue cover — a vision shared by @BritishVogue and @LOrealSkin that age should no longer be an issue," he wrote. View this post on Instagram In a celebration...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Paris, Vogue, L'oreal, Jane Fonda, Edward Enninful, British Vogue, New York London Milan, Grace Frankie, Kim Porter, Justin Bieber Use Diddy


A Week In London On A $31,473 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a copy assistant working in fashion who makes $31,473 per year and spends some of her money this week on Butterkist popcorn. Editor's note: All prices have been converted to U.S. dollars.Occupation: Copy Assistant Industry: FashionAge: 24Location: Lon...
Tags: Topshop, Fashion, Music, New York, London, Shonda Rhimes, Eu, Netflix, Paris, Italy, NARS, Sainsbury, Westminster, Trevor Noah, Florence, Einstein


Celine Dion — Icon & Legend — Has Landed Her First Major Beauty Deal At 51 Years Old

Celine Dion wants you to know that it's never too late. At 51 years old, the singer is just now finishing up a Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace, putting on a performance four nights a week that involves sparkling gold gowns, a simulated waterfall, multiple gyrations, and a legendary high-kick that causes the audience to let out a single primal scream as adorations like "I love you" echo from the nosebleeds.Though she's been famous worldwide since she was just a young Canadian singer compet...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Paris, Las Vegas, Abc News, Nelson, Dion, Celine Dion, Rene Angelil, Don, Oreal Paris, Eddy, Caesars Palace, Deborah Roberts, Rene Charles, Denise Truscello


Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her

She captured America’s most tumultuous moments and its biggest stars. The great photographer relives her Rolling Stone years – and the time she set fire to Patti SmithAnnie Leibovitz is standing by a photograph she took of Pont Neuf in Paris. It’s a swirling panoramic shot of the famous bridge, taken when she was a student and would roam the city’s streets camera in hand. One day, with a thrill, she realised she was standing where her idol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, once stood to take his own ghost...
Tags: Art, Photography, Music, Media, Celebrity, America, Life and style, Society, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Magazines, The Rolling Stones


The Amazon Buys Trending On Instagram This Month

The start of a new season (hello, spring!) is the time of year that our shopping radars are on highest alert. We’re scanning our feeds, our favorite online stores, Michelle Li on our fashion team, and of course the streets of Paris for inspiration. A new season is just around the corner, and we’re on the hunt for a serious wardrobe refresh. Where are the pieces that we’re going to start wearing once the heavyweight coats come off? You know what we’re talking about — it’s those statement sunglas...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Brooklyn, Paris, Portland, Gail, Michelle Li, Makeda, Kassala Holdsclaw, Noel Labb, Nicolette Saenz


14 Adorably Awkward Celebrities At Prom

Before they were posing on the red carpet, they were posing in front of limos. That’s right: Gwen Stefani, Tom Brady, and Matthew McConaughey all attended proms, formals, or homecomings, just like the rest of us plebeians. Don't believe us? Well, we have the photos to prove it.We've assembled a round-up of incredible prom photos of celebrities that are just as awkward as all of ours. Which means, no sweat if there was a bug in your hair or a weird run in your tights on prom night — you, too, co...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Matthew Mcconaughey, Paris, Gwen Stefani, Tom Brady, Jaden Smith, Ellen, Jackson, John Stamos, Anna Faris, Lance Bass, Tbt, Amandla Stenberg, Grace Kelly


new artslandia profile: nina decesare

“Double bassist Nina DeCesare is making history as the Oregon Symphony’s first female bass player. After beginning her path to a professional musician at age 8 on a quarter-size bass, DeCesare went on to study with Paul Ellison at Rice University and with François Rabbath in Paris. She represented Rice’s Shepherd School of Music with a solo at the Kennedy … Continue reading "new artslandia profile: nina decesare"
Tags: Music, Religion, Paris, Rice, Rice University, Oregon Symphony, The Orchestra World, Profile, Artslandia, Double Bass, Nina Decesare, DeCesare, Paul Ellison, François Rabbath, Shepherd School of Music, Kennedy Continue


new artslandia profile: nina decesare, double bass

“Double bassist Nina DeCesare is making history as the Oregon Symphony’s first female bass player. After beginning her path to a professional musician at age 8 on a quarter-size bass, DeCesare went on to study with Paul Ellison at Rice University and with François Rabbath in Paris. She represented Rice’s Shepherd School of Music with a solo at the Kennedy … Continue reading "new artslandia profile: nina decesare, double bass"
Tags: Music, Religion, Paris, Rice, Rice University, Oregon Symphony, The Orchestra World, Profile, Artslandia, Double Bass, Nina Decesare, DeCesare, Paul Ellison, François Rabbath, Shepherd School of Music, Kennedy Continue


The Fall 2019 Runways Were Only Really Inclusive Racially

The good news is that Fashion Month continues to maintain its commitment to inclusivity when it comes to race and age. The bad news: that progress isn't expanding to different sizes and gender. On Monday, The Fashion Spot released its bi-annual diversity report, tallying up all of the the Fall 2019 model appearances across New York, London, Milan, and Paris.In February, of the 7,300 models who walked in 221 shows, about two of every five cast were non-white. That's 38.8%, or a 2.7 point increas...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Milan, London, Paris, Zendaya, Tommy, Balenciaga, TFS, FASHION MONTH, New York London Milan, Mossimo Giannulli, Louis Vuitton Michael Jackson, Fashion Month New York


The New & Improved Project Runway Tackles A Lot More Than Just Clothes

"I want Karlie to critique my collection.""Guys, act like TV stars!""Someone let me know if I'm flashing the camera."I heard a lot of stuff during my afternoon spent with Project Runway 3.0’s newly minted cast at Refinery29’s New York headquarters. Jokes were made, eyes were rolled and astrological signs were debated. But despite the offscreen fun and the harsh (but necessary) "You're not going to Paris" moments, this season aims to be about much more than just drama and dresses.The beloved rea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, America, Paris, Bravo, Maxwell, Conde Nast, Karlie Kloss, Heidi Klum, Garcia, CFDA, Teen Vogue, Nina Garcia, Longview Texas, Karlie


H&M's New Studio Collection In Two Words: Glam Explorer

H&M has been seriously busy over the last twelve months: designer collaborations (including Moschino and Eytys), a major H&M Loves NY campaign and more. But their latest release may be one of the international fashion retailer’s greatest milestones to date. This morning, the brand launched its long-awaited spring summer 2019 Studio collection, packed full of custom-made patterns, unexpected colors and bold silhouettes.Last November, to sneak an exclusive peek at the now-available collection, H&...
Tags: Utah, Fashion, Music, Paris, Vogue, Arizona, Stockholm, Sedona, Moschino, Sedona Arizona, Jason Wu, Maggie Rogers, Geraldine Saglio, Angelica Grimborg, Grimborg, March 21st Photo Courtesy of H M Available


34 Celebrities Who Ditch Makeup On Their Day Off

There is only one rule of makeup, which is that there are none. Foundation diehard? Allow us to direct you to our favorite ones. More the fiercely fresh-faced type? Here's the skin-care routine that will make you glow. We don't subscribe to the narrative that either one is better, or braver, than the other.That said, we've noticed an uptick in celebrities who have been jumping on the no-makeup train — led by the patron saint of cosmetics-free complexions, Alicia Keys. But that's not to say all ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Gabrielle Union, Instagram, Mexico, Paris, Brazil, Madonna, Victoria, Lady Gaga, Kardashian, Kesha, Lima, Collins, Ross



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